Underneath the hilltown of Orvieto, a hidden warren of tunnels and caves takes visitors back in history a thousand years.
Archive for the ‘Off the beaten path in Umbria’ Category
If there is one thing that links the past with the future in Umbria, it’s the culture and tradition of olive oil. Here’s a visit to the heart of olive country: Trevi.
Masterpieces pop up in the most surprising corners of Umbria, including quiet country churches tucked away in the olive groves.
Long before the hipsters in Brooklyn, farming families in Umbria’s gorgeous Valnerina were making cheese. A young brother & sister duo have brought this long tradition back, with incredible success.
Whether you are drawn to the historical or the spiritual aspects of Francis’ life, there are a number of Franciscan sites which are both fascinating and poignant monuments to this Umbrian saint’s life and work. Take a look here for an overview of Assisi’s Basilica and a Franciscan itinerary across Umbria.
Umbria harbored deadly fire-breathing reptiles centuries ago. Now there’s just my mother-in-law.
It’s all about autumn in this fifth installment of the monthly Italy Blogging Roundtable chat, with travel bloggers Jessica Spiegel, Melanie Renzulli, Alexandra Korey, Gloria from At Home in Tuscany, and me.
More than a restaurant, a place to feed both body and soul.
We’re back with the third monthly Italy Blogging Roundtable chat, with travel bloggers Jessica Spiegel, Melanie Renzulli, Alexandra Korey, Gloria from At Home in Tuscany, and me.
So much is said about the iconic Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi that it’s easy to overlook her other fascinating monuments. Take a look here for an overview of the excellent Roman sites now open to the public in Assisi.